K5-Aviation is Gogo’s first 2Ku business aviation customer in Europe, Gogo said. The German operator’s Airbus ACJ319 is to have the honors.
"The 2Ku era has begun in business aviation," said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo Business Aviation's general manager. "2Ku is a proven technology that delivers an experience unlike any other. This is the first of what we expect to be many more business aviation customers to choose 2Ku for global in-flight connectivity."
Fokker Services B.V. managed the 2Ku installation design and system integration; installation was performed in the Netherlands.
"We see it as a great opportunity because we installed and certified the Gogo 2Ku technology in one of our completed Airbus VIP aircraft," said Johan van Dorst, director of sales for Fokker. "Having an EASA STC available for Airbus ACJs will greatly enhance our business, as well as Gogo's."
2Ku is Gogo’s dual-antenna system. It features global coverage and redundancy of more than 180 satellites in the Ku-band.